Student Information, San Diego


From: Officer in Charge, Surface Warfare Medical Institute
To: Surface Warfare Medical Officer Indoctrination Course Students



 (1) Map of NMCSD Base
 (2) Essential Items and Information
 (3) Lesson Topics
 (4) NAVMED 1300/2 Medical, Dental, and Educational Suitability Screening Checklist and Worksheet
 (5) NAVMED 6410/2 Aeromedical Clearance Form

1.     It is my pleasure to welcome you to SWMOIC. Enclosures (1) through (5) are forwarded for your information and completion. The course will be conducted Monday, July 7, 2014 through Friday, July 25, 2014, 34101 Farenholt Ave, Building 14, San Diego, CA 92134 classroom 112. See enclosure (1) for the location of the base and building. Class will begin July 7, 2014 at 0730 and will end on July 25, 2014 at 1100.

2.     The uniform of the day is khaki CNT/poly-wool or Navy NWU.

3.     Lesson topics are listed in enclosure (3). The overall objectives of the course are four-fold:

a.     Orientation to shipboard routine.

b.     Preparation for duties as Medical Department Head.

c.     Familiarization with environmental, occupational and preventive medicine issues you will encounter with the Surface Fleet.

d.     Review of operational medicine topics.

4.     Attendance at SWMOIC will entitle you to Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit through the Navy Medicine Manpower, Personnel, Training & Education (NAVMED MPT&E) Command, Bethesda, Maryland. The NAVMED MPT&E, Bethesda, Maryland is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for Physicians. The NAVMED MPT&E designates this educational activity for a maximum of (# pending) Category 1 credit(s) towards the AMA Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

5.     Please ensure that a formal Suitability for Sea Duty Screen is completed by your command prior to detaching. There will be very limited time for this and other administrative matters during the course. Enclosure (4) is a copy of the checklist.

6.     Shipboard Firefighting training will be conducted. This evolution involves a high heat stress environment. Please begin hydrating yourself several days before, and if possible limit or discontinue alcohol consumption. A medical screening tool that must be completed prior to participation in strenuous training. Once signed by a Medical Officer, place the original in your medical record and provide a copy to SWMI staff. In addition, Helo Egress training will be conducted. Enclosure (5) is an Aeromedical Clearance Form (up-chit) for participation in this training. This form needs to be signed by a Flight Surgeon.

7.     Be aware that you will be charged leave for the period between the date you checkout of your command and the date you check-in for SWMOIC. The check-in procedure for SWMOIC is explained in enclosure (2).

8.     I am certain you will be challenged by the course and gain a great appreciation for the responsibilities associated with being a successful surface community Medical Officer. Questions concerning this course may be addressed to me, LT Sergio Coronel, at (619) 532-9991. Correspondence may be emailed to me at